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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... parties.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
When the time for living together has come, it will be apparent to both parties.


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View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... parties.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
That includes bars, nightclubs, dances, receptions, weddings, even plain ordinary whoopee parties.


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View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... parties which would be dull without liquor.  BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps you both like parties which would be dull without liquor.


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View STEP NINE essay   ... parties, whoever they may be.  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
And even in those cases where such a matter must be discussed, let's try to avoid harming third parties, whoever they may be.


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